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Mora County Notebook - Students show support for Red Cross

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By Ruth Fort

Mora Elementary Student Government sponsored a “Dig in your Pocket” drive to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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The students from elementary, middle school and high school did dig in their pockets to raise the amount of $401.19 to help those who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

The Mora Student Government students presented the check to Joan Maestas, the local American Red Cross volunteer recently.

Maestas informed the group that the local chapter of the Red Cross is in desperate need of volunteers.

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881. Through its network of volunteers, donors, and partners it is always there in times of need. They aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world may receive care, shelter, and hope.

It concludes that all members of the armed forces and their families find support and comfort when needed. In an emergency there are always trained individuals nearby and ready to use their Red Cross trained skills to save lives.

If you would like to join the Local Mora Red Cross volunteers, contact Joan Maestas at 575-387-2673.

Rivera crowned in ceremony
During the last regular home game of the Mora Rangerettes another Royal Court crowning took place, called Part 2.

After review of the election for Homecoming king, queen and court some errors were found in the calculations of percentages. The original homecoming took place last month as the Rangers took on the Pecos Panthers.

The school found that the winner of the princess was indeed Shauntae Rivera. Destiny Romero and Jolie Herrera were tied for countess.

At the ceremony the queen Chantel Rivera, sister of Shauntae, crowned her sister as the princess of the court. The two girls are the daughters of Faith Rivera and Lefonso Castillo.

Destiny Romero was not present for the ceremony as she was attending the BPA conference in Albuquerque at the time. She will reign as the countess along with Jolie Herrera, daughter of Martin and Vicky Romero.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.